International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil

National Consultant – Artist for SASA! Adaptation for Iraq

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil
  • Posted date: 2 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-05-28

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Job Title: National Consultant – Artist for SASA! Adaptation for Iraq

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Company: International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil

Start Date: 2024-05-14

End Date: 2024-05-28

Job Description

Context and Core Functions / Responsibilities


Since 2014, the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) resulted in large-scale displacement across Iraq; the effects of which continue to reverberate across the region. Humanitarian and protection need remain significant across the country, despite the discontinuation of the humanitarian cluster system and the transition away from a post-conflict context.

In Iraq various forms of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) are prevalent. Recognizing the invaluable expertise of local stakeholders and their pivotal role as primary actors within their communities, IOM seeks to promote localization and strengthen the role of local actors in delivering VAWG services.

 IOM plans to integrate the  SASA! Together approach, developed by Raising Voices, a non-profit organization into the current Community Based Protection (CBP) initiatives to tackle violence against women and girls. SASA! Together is a community mobilization approach that supports communities to create positive and sustainable changes around norms that perpetuate violence against women.


Through the scope of this consultancy, IOM is looking to have an artist/ graphic designer who will develop some Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials related to the SASA! Together methodology. IOM is seeking an artist who can follow closely the elements of existing artwork to create new artwork in their own style appropriate for a diverse region. IOM will seek feedback from a variety of reviewers from Iraq; the artist will be asked to integrate modifications into their drawings, as requested, which may require multiple versions to finalize.


Protection Division. This consultancy will be directly supervised by the Protection Officer with overall supervision from the Protection Coordinator and Head of the Protection Division. 



Core Functions / Responsibilities


  • Must have own equipment for electronic submission of colored drawings.
  • Work closely with the Protection Officer, and Protection team to understand the context and adapt the translation during the consultancy period.
  • Create full-color drawings and black and white line drawings about violence against women, and couples balancing power together equally in the home and community. Estimates are included in the deliverables section below.
  • Integrate changes and revisions to drawings, per feedback from IOM and their network of expert reviewers. This may include several rounds of revisions until an acceptable final can be achieved.
  • Participate in email exchanges and monthly calls with expert reviewers for feedback on artwork.
  • Use varied and nuanced colors (not block digital coloring) for coloring in drawings.




First deliverables:

  • 3 A2 community posters (full color)
  • 4 A4 sized power posters with 31 total drawings within them (full color)
  • Training module line drawings (approximately 35 black and white line drawings)

Products to be submitted in the end of the first month of the consultancy


First instalment payment – Deliverable by email at the end of the first month of the contract.


Final deliverables:

  • 21 Community conversations (black and white line drawings)
  • 3 Info sheets (approximately 35 black and white line drawings)


Final instalment payment – Deliverable by email at the end of the second month of the contract.

Education, Experience and/or skills required


  • Demonstrated ability to create original artwork.
  • Knowledge of context In Arab region particularly Iraq both Kurdish and Arabic culture
  • English and Arabic to understand comments.
  • Able to do drawings in a way that a graphic designer can integrate into overall documents.
  • Able to color line drawings with nuanced and varied (not block) colors.
  • Availability and ability to work on a schedule.
  • Patient with revisions and multiple drafts
  • Good written communication skills


Travel required (Yes/NO)

  • Yes (Occasionally)




  • Fluency in English language is required.
  • Fluency in Arabic language is an advantage.




  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintain high ethical standards and acts consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies – Behavioral Indicators.

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership of achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.



The application should include:


  • Motivation letter
  • Profile/CV highlighting the consultant’s qualifications and relevant experience.
  • Submit proforma on formal letterhead for the following costs: Each full-color drawing, including all requested revisions.
  • Each black and white line drawing, including all requested revisions) and
  • Approximate timeline for completion of deliverables, to include at least one week additional for time for each piece.
  • Include a sample drawing from your portfolio, preferably of community engagement/ education materials in Iraq/Arab region.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via this link:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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